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Diving Into the Tech Behind the Lytro Illum and Its Impressive 30-250mm f/2.0 Lens


Lytro came into the photography world not only to create a novelty product, but to fundamentally change how we approach image capture. Because despite light field photography being around for over a century, it’s only with the latest technology that the company is able to exploit what it is a camera is truly capable of doing.

We recently spoke with Lytro about its upcoming Illum camera a bit, diving into the technology behind the specs and revealing how Lytro’s approach is allowing the company to not only step, but leap into the future. Read more…

Embryo Time-Lapse Photography is Being Used as a Vital Tool for In Vitro Fertilization

Photography’s value to society goes far beyond aesthetics, it has become a vital tool in laboratories across the world. One recent example is the fairly new Embryoscope, a technology that is being used to help dramatically improve In Vitro Fertilization through time-lapse photography. Read more…

Hexo+ Autonomous Camera Drone Lets the Adrenaline Junkies Film Their Own Stunts

Adrenaline junkies who want to capture their stunts on video have thus far been limited to two options. They either had someone else photograph/film them, or strapped an action cam to themselves for some first person point of view shots. Now, thanks to Hexo+, they have a third option: have your autonomous drone film you from above. Read more…

external Lytro CEO: Here’s How We’re Going To Make Your Smartphone’s Camera 100x Better —Business Insider

Lytro’s Light Field Camera and newer high-end Illum camera, for example, allow you to re-focus images after you’ve taken them. 3-D photography and the ability to edit and adjust photos after the fact isn’t exactly new, but Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal tells us that this is just the beginning…

Lytro envisions a future where light field photography resides in every camera, not just its own — potenitially leading to more advanced smartphone cameras and virtual reality that’s even more accurate and interactive.

Jun 16, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Why CMOS Sensors Are Changing Medium-Format Photography —PDN

[...] Just as digital SLRs successfully transitioned from CCD sensors to less noisy CMOS chips nearly a decade and a half ago, the new CMOS-powered IQ250 produced remarkably clean images for us all the way up to ISO 6400. Only a few months prior, this would have been unimaginable.

Jun 13, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

First Image of Sony’s Revolutionary Curved Sensor Released, May Change Everything


Sony has officially released the very first image of what promises to be an impressive leap forward in digital imaging technology: the curved full-frame sensor. Read more…

Lytro Makes Interactive Web Player Open-Source, Partners with 500px for Integration


A major drawback of Lytro‘s technology has been the closed ecosystem its files are trapped in. Unable to be edited in programs such as Lightroom or viewed on the Web without a proprietary image viewer, the experience is lacking the ubiquity needed to gain the acceptance of the masses.

Well aware of this problem, Lytro today takes the first of what we assume will be many steps in the right direction, by announcing that their images will now be viewable on the Internet via a new, open-source WebGL player. Read more…

Flickr Has Hired the Creator of PhotoDrive to Improve Organization & Interaction


It was recently announced that PhotoDrive, a popular photo uploading service powered by Flickr, is getting shut down. The reason? According to the latest Flickr blog post, Yahoo! has hired Jeff Bargmann, the man behind the growing photo start-up, in an effort to add some more human talent to the Flickr team. Read more…

MIT Project Would Like to Bring Light Field Photography to Every Smartphone

When it comes to technological innovations, the acronym MIT comes up often. Known for their incredible collection of human capital in the form of intellect, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s capable in every facet of life.

And in the case of a project called “Tesseract,” the boundaries being pushed are those surrounding the field of smartphone camera technology. Read more…

Sensor Stack Thickness: When Does It Matter?

Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

The first post I made on sensor-stack thickness wallowed deeply in PhotoGeekery. This one is meant to be of practical use so I’ll try to leave the Geek stuff out. We’ll start with the simple facts. Read more…